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Computerworld Malaysia: Unknown and Misunderstood

Aug 02, 2005, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Shim)

"One misconception often to be found is equating open source to Linux. Linux certainly is part of the open source community, but it is only the tip of the whole open source iceberg. Open source can be found at the operating system, applications as well as database levels in the software hierarchy.

"There are various reasons why organisations may wish to consider open source software as an alternative to proprietary software. These factors include, but are not limited to cost, support, accountability, reliability, security and performance..."

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